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Price and Availability Index in Whitby
Holiday Letting Price Information in Whitby
We summarised price information data in the above graph to give you more insights into prices in Whitby. Prices rise in July and reach an average of £117 a night (27/07 - 03/08), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. On the other hand, in January you will find the cheapest prices (12/01 - 19/01). The average price this week is £63 a night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Whitby
Have a look at the above graph to see the availability of holiday rentals in Whitby. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 6 months is in December (22/12 - 29/12), when 71% of the holiday lettings are booked. The week with the highest percentage of available lettings is in November (02/11 - 09/11).
The Weather in Whitby
Above are the weather conditions for Whitby. In July, maximum temperatures climb above 20°. January is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 2°. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is September.
Rent a cottage in Whitby and discover this hidden gem
Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s gems. Nestled in the North Sea coastline, this lively and vibrant town is the perfect weekend getaway. Whitby holiday lettings make the ideal base for exploring the ruins of the ancient abbey, which inspired the Dracula stories, for taking donkey rides on the beach and indulging in some of Whitby’s finest kippers.
A short hop up the coast and you’ll be in Robin Hood’s Bay, where you can search for primordial delights in the form of fossils from extinct creatures. Whitby is the perfect family destination and caters to children with jungle gyms, craft events and child-friendly museums. Explore 199 steps, the Captain Cook Museum and much more from the comfort of a Whitby holiday cottage.
How to get to Whitby: car, train and bus
It's most probable that you’ll arrive at your Whitby holiday letting by car, and all routes into the charming seaside town boast wonderful scenery as they meander across the moors. The A171, the A174 and the A169 all serve the town. Be aware that in bad weather driving conditions can be difficult due to the nature of the roads, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time for your journey.
It is possible to reach Whitby by train from Middlesbrough. However, due to the frequent stops, it may well be quicker to take the bus if you’re travelling from further afield. Whitby is served by regular luxury coaches from Leeds and York.
If arriving by air the closest airports to Whitby are Leeds Bradford and Newcastle. Manchester is also under two hours from Whitby.
What to eat: food and drink in Whitby
Whitby's seafood is famous and the kippers (regional cured fish) are no exception. Fortune’s is the most famous smoking establishment, but you can pick up kippers at many cafes and stalls near to your holiday letting. Fish and chips, the classic seaside staple, are also popular. Check out The Pier Inn for great grub and seafront views.
The Humble Pie and Mash Shop is a cosy, family-run café that serves up, you guessed it, delicious pies. This classic northern comfort food is a cheap treat for anybody staying in a Whitby holiday cottage. Other notable restaurants and eateries in the area are the Bridge Bar and Brassiere, Magpie Café and Arnie’s.
Whitby also has daily markets where you can buy fresh fish and other delicacies. A self-catering cottage or holiday letting is perfect if you're keen to get creative in the kitchen!
What to see in Whitby
Whitby is often associated with the Dracula stories, and it is said that the ruined Benediction abbey inspired Bram Stoker’s novel. However, the abbey is also a wonderful signifier of the Reformation, and what remains of the abbey dates back to 1540. In the town centre, there is also a Dracula experience where you can learn more about the history of Stoker’s creation.
To ascend up the 199 steps to the abbey has become somewhat of an attraction in its own right. It might seem like a challenge but the panoramic views from the top are worth every step.
Those with a nautical interest should pay a visit to the Captain Cook Museum. It documents the life of one of Britain’s most prominent and successful circumnavigators, who was born in nearby Middlesbrough.
You can also explore Whitby’s ghoulish history with a ghost walk around the town. Several creepy and unnerving events have been reported in the town and the crooked, narrow streets certainly lend themselves to the experience.
Whitby with kids: What to do with children in Whitby
Robin Hood’s Bay is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon when the sun is shining. 8 km south of Whitby, the bay is known for the many fossils that can be found on its beaches, including dinosaur footprints, which are perfect for getting young ones excited about history and science.
The North Sea, located just off the coast of Whitby, is a primary spot for whale-watching. The Whitby Whale Watching Centre offers four-hour trips to try and catch a glimpse of seals, dolphins and a variety of whales.
If it’s raining, then a trip to the Whitby Museum or Mini Monsterz is a great way to spend the day. The latter boasts an indoor play area which includes climbing walls, sandpits and obstacle courses.
Explore Whitby's coastline, nature, and historic sites
With two piers, a bandstand, and a fish market, the harbour is buzzing. It's also home to a lifeboat museum, which recalls daring North Sea rescues.
Just north of Whitby, Sandsend is a small sand and shingle beach. It is renowned for its fossils and fishing, and its excellent water quality makes it a good choice for swimmers.
Whitby Abbey is a Benedictine ruin set high on the cliff tops. Its Gothic architecture and dramatic location inspired Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula.
Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall
The 67-ft high Falling Foss Waterfall is one of the highlights of the North York Moors National Park, while the nearby Tea Garden is known for its tasty cakes.
Whitby Museum is a small but highly-rated museum packed with fossils and local curiosities. Some of its specialist collections include exhibits on Captain James Cook and the local whaling industry.
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